When you were a child...
-Did your parents tell you you were bad or worthless?
-Did your parents use physical pain to discipline you?
-Did you have to take care of your parents because of their problems?
-Were you often frightened of your parents?
-Did your parents do anything to you that had to be kept secret?
Now that you're an adult...
-Do your parents still treat you as if you were a child?
-Do you have intense emotional or physical reactions after spending time with your parents?
-Do your parents control you with threats or guilt? Do they manipulate you with money?
-Do you feel that no matter what you do, it's never good enough for your parents?
In this remarkable self-help guide, Dr. Susan Forward draws on case histories and the real-life voices of adult children of toxic parents to help you free yourself from the frustrating patterns of your relationship with your parents-and discover a new world of self-confidence, inner strength, and emotional independence.